Diabetes is a disease in which your blood glucose, or blood sugar, levels are too high. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can lead to serious problems. It can damage your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes also causes heart disease, stroke and even amputation in some cases. Pregnant women can also get diabetes, this condition is called gestational diabetes.
It is important to understand how our lifestyle can affect our health and well-being. If you implement the required changes to your diet and habits, this can help you enhance your health and avoid lifestyle diseases like diabetes. Himalayan Siddha, Grand Master Akshar says, “Stress can also be a huge factor in causing diabetes. Practices like yoga bring calmness to the mind and vitality to the body. Practice the following poses regularly and enjoy healthy living.”
- Begin by standing in Samasthithi.
- Exhale and gently bend your upper body down from the hips and touch your nose to your knees.
- Place palms on either side of feet.
- With practice, slowly straighten your knees and try to touch your chest to your thighs.
- Hold this asana for a while.
Paschimottanasana - Seated forward bend
- Begin by stretching your legs forward; ensure that your knees are slightly bent while your legs are stretched out forward.
- Extend your arms upward and keep your spine erect.
- Exhale and empty your stomach of air.
- With the exhale, bend forward at the hip and place your upper body on your lower body.
- Lower your arms and grip your big toes with your fingers.
- Try to touch your knees with your nose. Hold the posture for 10 seconds.
- First, you need to sit in Vajrasana which is also known as thunderbolt pose. It is a simple kneeling pose.
- Now, with your hands, make a fist with the thumb tucked well inside your four fingers.
- Place your fists on the abdomen region on both sides of your navel.
- Now exhale and start pulling the abdomen inside slightly. After this, bend forward slowly and start pressing the navel with your fists.
- Keep your back as straight you can get, and keep looking forward in your bend position.
- Now keep the breath well outside in this pose and maintain it for a period of time which is comfortable for you.
- Now to release this pose, inhale and then slowly raise your trunk up to the kneeling pose and bring your hands back to your sides and then relax.
- Lie down on your back.
- Lift your legs and drop them behind your head.
- Allow your middle and lower back to lift off the floor to enable your toes to touch the floor behind.
- Support the back with the palms.
- Begin by lying down on your stomach.
- Bend your knees and hold your ankles with your palms.
- Have a strong grip.
- Lift your legs and arms as high as you can.
- Look up and hold the posture for a while.
Grand Master Akshar also says, “Get involved in a regular physical activity such as Yoga, walking, cycling etc. to enjoy a balanced and healthy life. Take care of your diet by making sure you are consuming fresh food, plenty of fruits and vegetables and staying hydrated.”